In the last 20 years I've shot exactly two senior portraits. In both cases they were children of my first cousins. The first time was my cousin Donna's daughter Ashley. That was probably four years ago. Then a few weeks ago my cousin Ronda called. Her daughter Haley needed senior portraits. This would be the first time I met Haley. What a sweet kid! Senior portraits are kind of an unknown genre of photography for me. I don't know how to do the standard poses. This is probably a good thing because I think most of what I see out there I think looks stupid. I absolutely hate the classic senior girls pose that shows the girl on her stomach in the grass with her feet in the air and her chin cupped in hands. I won't do that.
But, I almost wish I knew some of the other poses because looking at the photos, I probably had too many with her hands on her hips. But, I thought she looked good like that. That comes from me only working to have one to three different images from an editorial shoot.
Here's a few of my favorites from the take.